ok i know you all are smartasses and weisenheimers and other kinds of similar ilk. i have a question regarding fuel
flow which so far has not been answerable by use of logic nor common sense nor study of fuel
flow dynamics, unless there is another pump working in htis.
whn i departed barra de navidad i presumed my lift
pump was working properly , as the mechanic
i used to bleed system and fix any issues the ka lunk was showing before i left had said no the pump was not gonnabe rebuilt before i left. ok. symptoms be damned. (no, not the same mechanic
who rebuilt my engine
ok so i had the electric pump
in line, with a switch , turned off, a si didnt need it for stating the engine
and running. ok
we slid out of barra lagoon
easily enough, despite a hard soft grounding of which w e willnot speak h aha ha ha
and began hearing intermittent surging rpms within 2 miles of out the mouth of harbor. hell no we donot turn back we go forward. and so we did. only 120 miles yet to go, what can go wrong.
south of cabo corrientes, within what should have been one day of punta de mita, the surging becomes more frequent, so i shut ka lunk down to change filter and check oil
. that done, we continued on--engine started very easily, and no issues. no surging for half an hour. ok continuing onward-- it took us, for entirely different , long story , reasons 2 days to go one days distance. ok. so we got to la cruz to fuel dock
. ok. nother long story. was not an uneventful first wasnt gonnabe a half...(was spozed to be an all in one no stops misadventure). i was most surprised by the weather
having laid down seemingly for us, as predicted was not what was encountered thank goodness.....
found cpt to help, left next afternoon, after paying the most pricey marina in miles rent to the following evening-- we ran like scalded dogs
this guy asked for 150 usd to help get the boat
to mazatlan(180 miles). ok is good i told him 200 if i liked his work. ha ha ha ha did he work!!! he even cleaned and cooked the fishie!!! AND made the surging stop.
ok so , now-- was surging, stopped surging, no more electric pump
inline-was causing air?? added a airleak for sure making fuel filter
in line systems..ok... and we kept on. had to stop engine and restart for this..now we doing under main that is very small for boat-- no i didnt do that.... and engine restart was immediate. as usual. ok so no w main and engine, 4 kts, average.
ok so we make mazatlan without further surging, and into slip.
didnt know we were stuck in forward, didnt know i didnt have any functional fuel pump--i gave him 200 usd, as we actually made it into the slip not bad.
ok so i had to play musical marina slips for a minuet-- engine started immediately, in forward , went to a different slip. secured boat
. all is well.
until time to go back, when immediate start yielded propwash in neutral and no restart after tranny was repaired. reinstall of tranny, still not thinking about fuel pump
or system--tried to start--nothing dry cranking.. ok. starter sounds like starting to flatspot..uhoh...
\ new electric fuel pump
and my lift
is still missing parts
i thought were reinstalled in barra--ok..... not done, no lift pump. hhmmmmmm. now all is flowing properly and starting and maintaining prime. but......
i repeat--how the hell did we get to mazatlan without a fuel pump. lift pump was dismantled before we left. electric
pump was discontinued midway second half....
ok bring it on........
(fuel tank is well below engine , so gravity is not in play here. at least not in a positive manner.)